The News-Review

A Service of the News Bureau of the Government of the Twelve Colonies

United We Stand?

Posted by Fleet News Service on August 14, 2007

In the dark days that have followed the attack on the colonies, a worrying air of suspicion and paranoia has been growing. Rumour, supposition, mistrust and fear are raising their ugly heads. While we point fingers at our friends and neighbours and suspect every stranger ‘they’ will accomplish their aim and will have won, for we will ultimately destroy ourselves.

We must be strong, resolute and united to this common foe – we are all that remains of humanity, we are the future of mankind and in the names of those lost we must triumph. For we have the Gods to aid us and therefore cannot lose…

HexxKitten Soleil
The News-Review

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5 Responses to “United We Stand?”

  1. Unknown source said

    How can we be united when possible alleys of the enemy might be amongst us in the form of religious fanatics ?

  2. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em said

    Well, said, Miss Soleil!

    I think the solution is quite simple: Commander Nephilim stepping up and martial lawing the politians into submission. Then we won’t have to worry about the civilians interfering anymore.

  3. fleetnewsservice said

    It is exactly that….martial law….that will destroy us. If we give up even one civil liberty, then we are giving up what we are.

    This reporter will not stand buy and let the military take away what is most precious to us!

    D’Anna Biers (Dollwife Pink)
    The News-Review

  4. fleetnewsservice said

    “How can we be united when possible alleys of the enemy might be amongst us”

    that is exactly the attitude we need to be quashing – whilst we are fighting amongst ourselves we are missing the bigger picture. We should be fighting Cylons … not each other.

    As for so called marshall law – the law should be laid down by persons elected by the people to do so – not taken by force, if we will accept the people who fight hardest to be our rulers, how long until we accept the Cylons ?

    Rule by fear and force is worse than no rule.

    HexxKitten Soleil
    The News-Review

  5. Heidi Stiglitz said

    “As for so called marshall law – the law should be laid down by persons elected by the people to do so – not taken by force, if we will accept the people who fight hardest to be our rulers, how long until we accept the Cylons ?

    Rule by fear and force is worse than no rule.”

    Except that we may have that, even with the so-called “elected” civilian government. The current President of the Twelve Colonies was not elected to that position, but appointed. Dubious results of the Case Orange situation notwithstanding, the one actual elected government official, the Caprican Quorum representative, has been shoved to the side. And even then, the Caprican Quorum representative was only elected by the citizens of Caprica. Those of us from Aerelon have no elected political representation, nor do the survivors from the other ten Colonies.

    As it stands, we have a political dictatorship that is not representative of anybody, and not beholden to anyone. We’re already in a form of marshal law without it having been declared. I was forced to arrest and detain Specialist Sim Zuhal without charge or even evidence of a crime being committed at the personal order of the “elected” President of the Twelve Colonies. In one fell swoop, she condoned the trampling of individual liberties while simultaneously undermining the confidence of the military rank and file in the so-called “elected” civilian government.

    There should be free and open elections, not just for the Presidency, but for a new Quorum as well. And it should be done immediately. Otherwise, faith in the current civilian government is going to continue to decline at an exponential rate. And when the President or the commander of the Pacifica is then forced to officially establish marshal law, I, as a member of the military, will be forced to enact it upon my fellow citizens. One of the first casualties of that will likely be the freedom of the press.

    Don’t let that happen. Let’s restore a proper civilian government, not a poor facsimile.

    Captain Heidi Stiglitz
    27th Fighter Squadron
    Battlestar Pacifica

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